ROBERT ALLEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1941 - HFSID 289368
Sale Price $270.00
ROBERT "BOB" ALLEN
Vintage photo in shirt sleeves, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "Here's looking at you, Saul!/Howdy! Pal!/Bob". B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: June 9, 1941. Robert "Bob" Allen (1906-1998, born E. Theodore Baehr, played leading man roles in a few films of the mid 1930s, including Love Me Forever and Life of Lafayette (1936), earning an Oscar nomination in the title role in the latter. Then Columbia decided that Allen should replace Ken Maynard as a Western hero; six "Bob Allen, Ranger" movies followed. Allen, a polo player, fox hunter and military school cavalryman, was a good rider, but he couldn't sing or play the guitar. So he was replaced by Roy Rogers. Allen made later films, but focused more on Broadway, where he was featured in the debut of Auntie Mame (1956-1958). He was seen frequently on the TV playhouses of the 1950s, and made his last big screen appearance in Raiders of the Living Dead (1986). Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Corners worn and creased. Lightly toned around edges. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, Fine condition.
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